Report ranks Louisiana 47th healthiest state for seniors
Posted on 5/11/2017 4:47:00 AM.

Louisiana is no longer the least healthy state for seniors, according to a report by United Health Foundation. The state rose three spots to 47th. But Advocacy Director for AARP Louisiana, Andrew Muhl says the Bayou State still has a ways to go in how we care for seniors.
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Andrew Muhl, United Health Foundation, AARP, seniors

Bankrate ranks Louisiana 5th worst state to retire
Posted on 3/30/2017 4:56:00 AM.

Louisiana is the 5th worst state to retire in the country, according to a report from the finance website Bankrate.com. Analyst Claes Bell says the Pelican State scored near or at the bottom in several areas.
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Claes Bell, Bankrate.com, retirement, retirees, seniors

AARP wants more funding so seniors can live at home
Posted on 5/6/2015 3:08:00 AM.
The AARP of Louisiana wants to see more funding so that seniors can live at home instead of institutional care.  Based on their survey, 90-percent of Louisiana voters say home and community based services are important to stay in their own home as they age.  
AARP, Louisiana, Medicaid, seniors, Denise Bottcher, home based services

Study links diet soda with weight gain in seniors
Posted on 3/19/2015 4:18:00 AM.
A new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has linked drinking diet sodas to increasing waistlines in senior citizens.  The study followed seniors for nine years and found that waistlines increased by more than 3 inches in those who consumed diet sodas every day.  

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Pennington Biomedical, diet soda, weight gain, seniors, Cathy Champagne


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